As of last Friday, there’s officially a new Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Tom Holland has made his debut as the third Peter Parker on the big screen (well, give or take), and the early reaction to his performance has been very positive. Count Tobey Maguire among the impressed. The O.G. cinematic Spider-Man posted a very funny video of his Spidey reacting to Holland’s web crawler on his Instagram account in which he complimented Holland.
That video makes us eager for the inevitable Spider-Man vs. Spider-Man fan edit on YouTube, although we may need to wait until Spider-Man: Homecoming is out to get more footage of Holland’s Spidey. If someone could put Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man in there as well, it would be like a big screen “Clone Saga.”
All of Marvel’s comic book movies owe a huge debt to Maguire, Sam Raimi, and the entire team behind the original Spider-Man film trilogy. Blade and X-Men may have made it to theaters first, but Spider-Man paved the way for the MCU and the modern comic-book blockbuster. For that, we’re eternally grateful–and we’re even willing to put up with evil emo Peter Parker from Spider-Man 3.
All kidding aside, Maguire was also a great Spidey, and Spider-Man 2 still holds up as one of the best comic book movies of all time. As eager as we are to see what Holland can do in his own Spider-Man film, he’ll still have a lot to live up to.
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